The goal is to get to Mt. Rainier for a relaxing camp before the beeline to California. From Omak, you get to travel through the hot orchard country while viewing the mighty Columbia River and her reservoirs, climb out of the wheat producing plains into high lakes and the cool climes of the highest mountain in the Pacific Northwest. All in a day.
To begin with, taking 97 and the alternates routes, we’re surrounded by apple orchards – green, red, and fuji’s (green and red).
At noon there’s time to do a little office work too. Amazing views.
Then, in the early afternoon we pass through drier climes.
Through Yakima on the way to Mt. Rainier. Now Yakima is a great place to stop, but we have schedules to keep.
Heading up to the mountain, we pass by Tieton Dam and Rimrock Lake. We were in this area last winter, click here to see it then.
And just beyond White Pass, there it is …
Now really … how many offices have views like we’ve seen today?